Love where I live. In the city had never that much contact with neighbors, but here, people borrow tools from each other, or give things, or ask you to join for dinner.



Door blending into the wall of barn. What do ya know? Ended up with 3 doors in this post! Norm from Thurs. Door will be happy:):)

A part of Amador County, along highway 49 was the famous Gold Rush area. Seat of the county is Jackson/Sutter Creek. The latter named after John Sutter,  the one who was pivotal in starting the business center in, what is now Sacamento (around 1850). So this county has old and entrepreneurial roots.
(Tue Treasure, Tue Texture, Thurs. Door, Fri Greens)






On a foggy trip I discovered it’s street side door …. (Thurs. Door





Not many reflections in a forest, so I’ll make one with my own door:)
(Thurs Door, Weekend Reflections)






Close up” Bloom -that what this county was known for – unfortunately after the Gold rush it has been much harder for people to get jobs here.
Found out that here and beyond this county many and a diversity of artists live here. My creativity certainly has bloomed, by the super sized paintings (more than The Cloud is to follow).
(ABC-Wed. – Close up, Fri Hunt: C)





You see her, across the street, looking like a statue…





Fri Hunt
Begins with: D : Door (above: 1. 2. 3)
Weeks Favorite: Bloom Bracelet
Close up: the bracelet


On a rainy or snowy days, a bouquet of flowers is even more welcoming





For a travel photo this week I choose Bradbury Dam, close to Santa Barbara, in Southern California.
Travel Tue,  Travel Photo Thurs.






Amazing skies here – thankful to live here.
Today there is still a sunset  …. ♥
(Sky Watch, Sat. Silhouette, Pink Sat.)



Every Sunday through Wednesday evening  there is an addictive and fun feature  called ©ALL SEASONS


Join the fun and share your experience
by clicking on the bottom of the weekly ©All Seasons post
(where it says “click here” -to leave your photo link)



Thanks to All these Hosts who are doing an excellent job!

Our Beautiful World   * Randomosity* Our World *
Tue TextureNature Notes  *Tue Treasure * Tue Travel *
ABC Wed. –  C * Outdoor Wed.  Communal Global  *
Thurs. Doors Floral Fri Foto * Thankful Thursday * Sky Watch  * Travel Photo Thurs. *
Weekend  Reflection  *  Fri Greens  * Pierced Wonderings  *  Fri Photo Journal  * Fri Hunt *
Sat. Silhouette * Sat. Critters * Pink Saturday  *



  1. All your pictures and words show us why you love living in Amador County. It really was a good move for you two. I’m usually not a fan of foggy days, but you made even the heavy fog seem like an adventure.


    • Thank you Deborah! Am still discovering new things – now especially with the snow! I realize that living on an unpaved road has its consequences! Two neighbors this week couldn’t get to the store, because of a fallen tree. One of them went back to get a chain saw and other neighbor to cut the tree, instead of waiting for help from outside:):)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Can you believe I have never been to Amador County? It is one of the areas of California I do not know at all. I have tons of brochures (taken at a Travel Show) and have to say the towns and natural areas look incredible. Hope I can visit soon. #OurWorldTuesday

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you! It makes being retired easy (easier than in Orange County where we lived before).Retirement for me was a hard adjustment!
      Love that the vineyards give it a special atmosphere:)


  3. If i were there, i will also love that place, as you described in your first paragraph. That is how people in my province are, still partly like that until now. We even ask some salt or sugar when we ran out of it.


  4. I did have to have a second look to see if she was a statue or not. Great Shot and thanks for linking up with Nancie’s Travel Photo Thursday.


  5. Very nice post, Jesh! Didn’t know that you were a distant neighbor (I’m in the SF Bay Area). My retired friend lives in Pioneer and we visited her country home several times and the wineries in Amador County in the past but not for a few years now. If your gallery is open to the public I would be interested in seeing your work if I get up that way; maybe I can convince Deborah to do a photo expedition up that way, too since it is beautiful country!

    Liked by 1 person

    • A great idea Gordon! Knew that you knew SF well, but not where you lived. Since we don’t know this area very well yet, I had no idea how far away you could be living!
      Jacob (hubby) is at the moment making cabinets for paintings in the studio/barn (it’s big, but wouldn’t call it a gallerie), so it’s a mess right now. Asked him how long it would take – he says about 6 weeks.
      Like to meet your friend in P. – does she have a vineyard?
      Please let me know a week in advance when you see the opportunity to come – appreciate your interest!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Great pictures as always. I love the sunset shot, especially. The red barn looks cozy and welcoming – I think my sheep would love it there.


  7. Yeah, that is an amazing sunset, a delicate one. I thought the doe was a statue as well. So many of them around here but haven’t seen any on my street for awhile which means they’ll jump out of nowhere when you least expect it. There is something about the slope of the roof in the first pic I just love.


  8. Lovely series of images. Love the first shot of the barn. The deer does look like a statue. Pretty flowers too. Thanks for joining Friday’s Hunt. Sorry I’m so late visiting this week.


Love your comment! For you on Blogspot, I'll reply on your blog, since you otherwise won't see my reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s